Garsington flyover repair information for road users

Motorists will soon notice a smoother drive over Garsington Flyover on the A4142 thanks to the repair of a troublesome joint.

However, in the meantime, anyone who uses the route is being warned that the repair work, which starts on 11 March, will cause some disruption. The work involves resurfacing of the whole carriageway on the bridge and the replacement of the expansion joints on the structure.

The work will require a combination of lane closures during the day (between 5AM and 8PM) and complete closure of road over the bridge during the nights (between 8PM and 5AM), during which the traffic will be required to go through the roundabout below the bridge.

A temporary 30mph speed limit will be introduced to ensure the safety of the workers on site.

The traffic management will affect the whole section of A4142 Eastern By-Pass Road between Littlemore Roundabout and Horspath Road, which is likely to cause delays.

County Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “The resurfacing and repair will no doubt be welcomed by anyone who uses the Eastern Bypass.

“We appreciate that the work will cause disruption but the short-term pain will be worth the long-term gain.”

Oxfordshire County Council appreciates the impact of this work on the members of public and businesses and therefore, the traffic management will be set up in the most efficient manner to minimise the disruption during the essential maintenance of the flyover.

The work will be done in two phases.

Phase 1 involves the full resurfacing of the bridge, will start on Monday 11th March (with both southbound and northbound lane 2 closures implemented on Sunday, 10th March). The planned completion and removal of all traffic management for Phase 1 is on 15th March.

Phase 2 will involve the replacement of the expansion joints and is scheduled to start on 25th March with the planned completion date of 31st March.